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Sep 16, 2010 5:00pm EDT
-year-old paul warren hardis of arlington, virginia. he has been responsible for creating hours of chaos here at one of the world's most prominent hospitals. police say just after 11:00 this morning, a patient's son became emotionally distraught as a doctor explained to him his mother's medical condition. the son then pulled out a gun and shot the doctor. >> collapsed outside the doorway of the room, and mr. davis was last seen running into the room brandishing the handgun in the direction of his mother, who's confined to the bed. >> reporter: hospital employees were alerted to the danger as dozens of patients and employees were evacuated. police secured the eighth floor as they tried to establish contact with davis and allowed business as usual to continue in the rest of the massive complex until police finally determined davis had shot his mother in the head and then took his own life. >> we are treating this case as a murder-suicide and obviously the shooting of the doctor preceding this discovery are. >> dr. david cohen expected to make a full recovery from his shooting and police st
CBS
Sep 24, 2010 4:30am EDT
't undock. >>> woman executed. a woman convicted in a double murder is put to death in virginia, the first woman executed in the u.s. in five years. >>> and flood evacuations. torrential rains trigger flood emergencies and evacuations in wisconsin and minnesota. this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, september 24th, 2010. good morning, everyone. good to see you. i'm terrell brown in for betty nguyen this morning. >>> a u.s. astronaut and two russian cosmonauts will try again today to return to earth, in orbit more than six months aboard the international space station. ground controllers have to figure out what went wrong yesterday. clamps holding the space capsule to the station failed to open. cbs news space consultant bill harwood was at the kennedy space center as this drama unfolded. >> reporter: this was a very unusual problem, unprecedented glitch the normally reliable docking mechanism on the space station, a russian mechanism with hooks and latches designed to release on command to let the craft free to come back to earth. they tried to do that and were unable to get the syste
CBS
Sep 30, 2010 5:00pm EDT
that won't last much longer. look at when's coming across virginia and the carolinas. extreme tropical moisture is moving directly toward our region. i well take a closer view and look at the rainfall numbers. just take a look at when's happening. a batch of heavy rain and thunderstorms across portions of frederick county headed to our west. another batch coming from the south. heavy rain to the south of our region right now. that will look at the rainfall totals. some are extremely impressive particularly along the bay. all along the bay corridor, 5, 6, 7, 8 inches in some spots. we've had reports of 10 inches. eastern shore a lot less. it is a quick cutoff. 3 inches or so, 2 1/2 out to the west. right along the bay, just east of the city, harford county right through eastern baltimore county is where we've seen the high, high rainfall totals. these are just estimates. some areas have had even more. joining me now bernadette woods has had a look at the numbers. some are really incredible. >> even where it falls off, we're talking a few inches of rain. the highest amounts we've seen wi
CBS
Sep 17, 2010 11:00pm EDT
weapon in virginia but he had no criminal record. >> we don't know yet if it was in his daily routine coming and visiting his mother that he always had that gun. >> reporter: police commissioner praised the way it was handled. hopkins never closed during the tragedy. >> what helped me more was the feed back i got from my family and friends. seeing snipers and everything i was like wow, this is really intense. >> reporter: the commissioner says the gun was so small it could fit in the palm of your hand. at john hopkins hospital, mike hellgren. >>> and right now dr. cohen who is father of two is still under treatment but he is expected to survive. we invite you to stay with wjz for complete coverage of the john hopkins hospital shooting. for updates go to wjz.com. >>> violence on the bus. knives are pulled as a fight breaking out on an mta bus. it happened with plenty of passengers on board as the evening commute began. wjz is right here live at the mondamo stop. >> reporter: it was all a fight over a seat. that knife fight went from the middle of bus to the front to the pavement endang
CBS
Sep 28, 2010 4:30am EDT
will also visit iowa and virginia. >>> more hot weather is expected in southern california today. on monday it was so hot the thermometers stopped working. the triple digit heat triggered numerous power outages and at one point last night, more than 30,000 customers were without electricity. kendis gibson has more on the record-breaking heat. >> reporter: downtown los angeles has never been this hot. the mercury shattered the city's all-time record, climbing to 113 degrees. >> it was like walking into an oven. the ground, you feel the heat through the shoes and the intensity. you could see the heat swells flowing off the asphalt. >> reporter: the usually hot temperatures have made to an unbearable start to autumn for southern california. >> ridiculous. the calendar's a liar. >> reporter: the thermometer at this construction site hit 90 degrees at 9:00 a.m. monday, which for kevin meant one thing. >> pretty hot. i mean, it can only get worse. >> reporter: ever since fall began, southern california has been in the grips of this heat wave. with temperatures averaging more than 20 degrees above
CBS
Sep 16, 2010 4:00pm EDT
the shooting at virginia tech, they launched an intense investigation into how they could best make their hospitals safer. they say they are once again going to be looking into safety policies here at the hospital. they say they do not have wands to wave down and check for guns every single person who comes into the hospital. they get some 80,000 visitors a week at johns hopkins. they will now look into security. meanwhile, police say there is still a crime scene here. they are continuing in the investigation and trying to look more into the background of this warren davis. derek valcourt, wjz "eyewitness news." >> thank you. we continue with andrea fujii. she's been on the scene all day and joins us now with reaction to the situation. andrea? >> reporter: good afternoon. you can see things are relatively back to normal. earlier today, these streets were blocked off and people are now traveling freely up and down east madison. take a look at what was happening earlier this afternoon. earlier, workers and visitors and just people were milling around not knowing what was going on. man
CBS
Sep 19, 2010 8:00am EDT
in london. >> reporter: starving and dehydrated. dozens of horses are rescueed from a west virginia horse farm and some are getting rehabilitated right here in maryland. >>> and wjz asks to see your purple pride and some of you delivered. to see the slide show or submit a picture, log onto wjz.com. we're back in a moment. enjoy. ,, - friend: yeah? car owner: and this is what he had in my budget. friend: oh well, the top is down! car owner: the top is gone! friend: yeah, there's lot's of head-room! car owner: tons of head-room! careful! friend: ow! car owner: that's sharp. friend: cheese! car owner: yeah. sorry. carmax spokesperson: settling for less is not smart. what is smart is getting more car for your money at carmax. guaranteed quality used cars can cost a lot less than new cars, so you can get more car for less money by shopping at carmax. now more than ever the smart choice is carmax. >>> welcome back to "wjz eyewitness news" sunday morning. i'm gigi barnette. >> and i'm bernadette woods in for tim williams on this sunday morning. it is a beautiful morning. we're getting ready for
CBS
Sep 23, 2010 5:00pm EDT
for 38 armed robberies in maryland, delaware, pennsylvania and northern virginia. >> each of these robberies, he has covered up facially. so it's difficult to identify these individuals when we simply don't know who they are. >> reporter: investigators say the suspect is working alone, targeting large restaurants, demanding cash from employees. mostly in maryland. hitting up businesses in carol, harford, howard and montgomery counties. among them, this friendly's. and bob evans. >> the fbi says the suspect whipped out a handgun at every robbery. most recently, here at this appleby's. . >> katherine elder has worked right next door at the bob evans next door for 13 years. >> i'm very frightened to each come into work right now. you don't know what he's looking at, what he's going to do. >> reporter: each case, witnesses described the man as a robber with a light complexion. 6'tall. 250 pounds. disimpghts blue or green eyes. >> if anyone has seen an individual who has possibly talked about these crimes or bragged about these crimes or has the features that we already went ov
CBS
Sep 17, 2010 6:00am EDT
. lessons they learned after the virginia tech shooting. >> as many watched the story unfold from home, imagine those on the 8th floor when the shooting began. our coverage continues with jessica kartalija who spoke with a man a few feet away. >>> just after 11:00 this morning, this witness was meeting with a doctor. then, this. >> i was on the 8th floor and i heard a bang. then, i saw a, either a nurse or a resident female running around the corner saying, he shot the doctor. he shot the doctor. i went down, probably about 10- yards and made a left, there the doctor was on the floor in the hallway. the witness said they searched frantically for a gurney. >> they brought the crash cart over. there was six or seven of us there and they picked them up and i was outside the lupe. the nurse manager came around and she put a, she put a cart and we put another one in front of the door where the suspect was in -- the room. >> reporter: was the doctor aware of what was happening as the time? >> yes, he was conscious. there was very little blood that i saw. it was basically, his left chest area
CBS
Sep 28, 2010 5:00pm EDT
and it will go to virginia and quickly to the north or northeast and the latest hurricane model has it north of virginia up to massachusetts and further east. we will keep watching because that track will determine who gets the heavy rain and who gets the heavy winds. this tract is showing it is over the ocean but with that pressure and jets dipping down, somebody will see sustained winds at 30 miles per hour on thursday and that could cause power lines and trees going down. so tonight, look for partly cloudy skies, maybe some fog if it does rain, 60s, tomorrow clouds building and a chance of rain developing tomorrow night. 76 rain likely probably heavy and thunderstorm activity and very nasty day coming up on thursday with that storm headed up the east coast. >> all right, bob we will watch, thank you. >>> still ahead, doctors tell us about the cause of migraine and it could be in your dna. >> i am susan and i will tell you why teenagers were not charged even though they pulled the trigger. that is coming up next. >>> it is not too early to >>> it is not too early to think about helping the
CBS
Sep 17, 2010 5:00pm EDT
of virginia for the past four years. >> police do not believe paul partis, the man who terrorized johns hopkins hospital, planned ahead of time, to shoot his elderly mother's doctor. >> no one has indicated to me any level of premeditation. again, back to our investigation. i don't know -- we don't know yet if it was in his daily routine, coming and visiting his mother, that he always had that gun. >> investigators say he was distraught over her prognosis. and used a tiny, 32-caliber cal tech semi automatic handgun, like this one, hitting dr. david cohen with a single shot to the stomach, before killing his mom and then himself. >> it's a very, very small weapon. the whole thing could be concealed in the palm of your hand. >> reporter: partis had a permit to carry a concealed weapon in virginia. but he had no criminal record. >> reporter: partis lived with his mother in this home in arlington, virginia. his brother said he'd make the driver to johns hopkins almost daily, where she was getting treatment to battle cancer. and he thought her health was not improving. >> i guess he thought
CBS
Sep 23, 2010 6:00pm EDT
much for them. >>> less than three hours of the execution of a woman in virginia in more than a century. this death penalty case is creating international controversy. >> reporter: 41-year-old teresa louis is set to die by leth an injection at 9:00 tonight. all of her legal appeals have been exhausted. and the u.s. supreme court in virginia and the governor refuses to intervene. she is accused of i've hiring a hitman to kill her husband and stepson in 2002. tests show she is border line mentally disabled. the fight to save her life has stretched overseas. denise, back to you. >> thank you, mary. the execution will be first of a woman since 1912. texas held the most recent execution of a woman in 2005. >>> president obama uses a second address to the united nations to ask the world to back the mideast peace process. manuel gallegus reports. iran's president also gave a speech. >> reporter: president obama is calling on world leaders to step up and lend a hand to the middle east peace process. >> peace must be made by israelis and palestinians. but each of us has a responsibility to do ou
CBS
Sep 12, 2010 8:00am EDT
town west virginia next week. morgan state university tries to regroup at north dakota next week as well. don't forget the ravens kick off their regular season in just one day. live right here on wjz13, the ravens head to the meadow lands to take on new york jets. our special coverage kicks off at 6:30 right here on wjz13. good day. hopefully weather wise. >>> i was going to say good day with the rain or without? >> i think it will be a good day without. we're getting this done early. it's moving out of here. what we have is the ughiest this day will be. r the rain is moving right across the area it's a front that's bringing it to us. yes you will need your wipers an the headlights. the rain had progressively moved west to east right across the state. what we're seeing is the trailing edge of the system. i'll open it up and give you an idea on how the system and i'll change the view here so you can see the bigger portion of it and where it extends. right on up along the eastern seaboard. we have some lightning embedded in this. we did hear some of that early this morning. for us,
CBS
Sep 29, 2010 4:30am EDT
in iowa and virginia. last night, he had a bigger crowd. tara mergener is in washington with much more on this. good morning, tara. >> good morning, betty. this week democrats are getting both pep talks and scolding from president obama, who says it's time they buck up. >> hello, wisconsin! >> reporter: it felt like 2008 all over again. >> they said, no, you can't, but what did you say, wisconsin? >> yes, we can! >> reporter: with midterm elections just five weeks away president obama is on the campaign trail looking to energize democrats and sway undecided voters. at a rally at the university of wisconsin, he urged thousands of students to stay involved and inspired. the speech was beamed to 100 college campus destinationwide . >> we cannot sit this one out. we can't let this country fall backwards because the rest of us didn't care enough to fight. the stakes are too high for our country and for your future. >> reporter: with the tea party generating a big buzz this campaign season for the republicans and the political right, president obama knows it's time to fire up his party. in a
CBS
Sep 30, 2010 6:00pm EDT
's moving almost due north from the carolinas into virginia and also along the lower eastern shore. let's change gears. i want to show you what's going on. you see a bit of a gap. now it's moderate to heavy rain, particularly in the eastern shore a band of heavy rain also to the west as you can see. as far as rainfall totals go the numbers are hum believably impressive. this band six to eight inches in some places, eight to 10 inches right along the central portion into eastern sections of harford harford. east of us a lot less. salisbury less than an inch. ocean city had almost nothing to this point, but probably see that change tonight. bernadette joins me with a look at the updated numbers and also dealing with the winds. bernadette? >>> over nine incheses of rain. annapolis. these have leveled off. with the new round coming in, these are going to come up. this has jumped over two inches in hagerstown and all of them will be rising. we have flash flood warnings in effect for the green counties and a tornado watch that's been pulled back, just these counties in this section. that's un
CBS
Sep 2, 2010 4:30am EDT
is in effect from bogue inlet, north carolina, to the virginia border. a hurricane watch from cape henlopen, delaware, and also includes martha's vineyard. karen brown is in kill devil island with more. good morning, karen. >> reporter: good morning. earl picked up steam and it is tracking closer to the outer banks. about 50 miles off cape hatteras. that is where it is expected to pass. in the communities of -- south of here, there are those mandatory evacuation orders for known nonresident and they have until this morning to get out. kevin isn't sticking around for earl, even if it means cutting his labor day weekend short. >> better to be a little disappointed instead of washed away or something. >> reporter: the monster hurricane could reach north carolina late tonight or early friday before rolling up the east coast. watches and warnings stretch all the way to cape cod, massachusetts. while earl is expected to stay offshore, as it makes its way north, a slight shift could put millions in harm's way. >> that's why it's important to take the time now while the skies are clear and weather
CBS
Sep 15, 2010 5:00pm EDT
english at northern virginia community college. >> i always say that you are my heros because it's hard. what you're doing is so hard and you're persevering. >> reporter: dr. biden stopped by several classes and stopped to cook with culinary students. >> we think of the faculty, the programs and what we're doing here to try to help the local economy. >> reporter: also today the white house announced dr. biden will serve as chairwoman of the first ever white house summit on community colleges october 5th. all in an effort to further develop america's work force. the summit will bring students together. they will talk about ways to expand community colleges into the community. >>> weather has been beautiful. take a look at temperatures right now, 83 but the dewpoints though and humidity is way down. west winds at nine, the barometer holding steady. we'll ,, ♪ ♪ ♪ [ female announcer ] mcdonald's new chicken flatbreads. all out awesome combinations of juicy, grilled chicken topped with roasted garlic aioli and a natural four-cheese blend. mcdonald's chicken flatbreads. the simple joy
CBS
Sep 27, 2010 4:30am EDT
and richmond, virginia. >>> at the white house, the obama administration faces a big staff shake-up, the latest may involve the chief of staff. as bill plante reports, personnel changes are nothing new for any president. >> reporter: they are breaking up the old gang at the white house. it's that time again, about two years into any president's first term and the staff starts heading for the exits. >> two years, people start to leave. they burn themselves out, they work very hard and have jobs they can't refuse on the outside. >> reporter: the chief of staff rahm emanuel may leave as soon as next month to run for mayor of chicago. the big question, does the president look inside or outside to replace him. >> is he just drawing the wagons around him, or is he reaching out in which he's saying, hey, i think there are different ways to do it? >> reporter: defense secretary robert gates and national security adviser james jones are also expected to leave sometime next year. national economic council head larry summers going back to harvard. other members of the team peter orszag and christina romer
CBS
Sep 2, 2010 7:00pm EDT
-- >> not at this point. >> reporter: states of emergency have been declared in north carolina, virginia, maryland, and massachusetts. strong waves from earl are ripping into beaches all along the east coast. in delaware, life guards rescued two children from rip current. >> couldn't breathe for a few seconds, and i got really scar scared. >> reporter: even if the worst of earl stays far from land, the storm could do $1billion to $2 billion in damage from north carolina to maine, and emergency workers still are not convinced the storm is staying away. >> the smallest predicted hurricane can become the most major and the most destructive, so you really don't know. none of us know what's going to happen until tomorrow. >> reporter: emergency officials here, as well as local business owners, are hoping by tomorrow, they're reopening for business for a long labor day weekend rather than cleaning up. erica. >> kelly cobiella,icle ethanks. earl may actually lose some of its punch by the time it reaches the northeast tomorrow, but it is still the strongest hurricane to threaten the coast of new york and
CBS
Sep 5, 2010 6:30pm EDT
. president obama ordered the epa to get a report card on the goals. the officials from maryland, virginia and pennsylvania will make the presentations thursday and friday and they'll discuss one new interesting idea that's turning man manure into energy. >>> the department of water is trying to cover reservoirs and there's a federal mandate behind the event. >> reporter: water may soon disappear from baltimore city's landscape and it has nothing to do with drought. >> we're talking about covering some of the finished reservoirs, that's the bodies of water and there are a few of these around, the water is completed and finished and ready to drink. >> reporter: the new laws require for your drinking water to be shielded as it sits. it's a huge project to the tune of $36,000,000.6 million from the federal stimulus money. >> it will provide better water quality and you don't have to worry about pollen and leaves and we'll also be able to use less chlorine. >> reporter: reservoirs will be finished. it will look like a grass cover fie >> reporter: two reservoirs are these here at druid lake and
CBS
Sep 6, 2010 4:30am EDT
of virginia is one democrat hoping to hang on to his congressional seat. >> talking to many of my colleagues, they get the threat. they understand there's understandable anxiety in the country given the state of the economy, but they're prepared going into battle. >> reporter: president obama has much at stake. not only does he risk losing his party's majority in congress this fall, his chances of re-election could get hurt. >> from a republican point of view, we need to bring checks and balances, tell the american people if we get back in control, we're going to check this obama agenda that has no limits. >> reporter: the latest gallup poll has troubling news for democrats. republicans have a ten-point lead and democratic voters may be in danger of dragging their feet. with twice as many republicans saying they're very enthusiastic about voting this fall. >> there's nobody in town that thinks democrats don't lose at least 20 seats. the question is, could it be 40? could it be 60? >> reporter: democrats do have a financial edge heading into the fall, but republicans insist they have the mome
CBS
Sep 6, 2010 11:00pm EDT
with horses. this all happened near the hollywood casino in charlestown west virginia. kelly mcpherson has the dramatic video captured on one man's cell phone. >> reporter: the majority of these horses are owned by people who live in the area and rely on these animals for their livelihood. they are devastated by the financial and financial loss of 27 horses dying within minutes. >> the barn is burning down as we speak. >> reporter: cell phone video shot by a casino visitor shows barns engulfed in flames. inside are horses that run at charlestown. firefighters could not stop the fire that killed 27 horses. this is what's left behind. >> all kinds of horse pieces in there. >> reporter: the horse racing community showed up before dawn to save more than 30 thoroughbreds from the flames. >> they were both laying right there, we found them. they were both laying there already deceased. >> reporter: the fire is still smoldering inside, now more than 12 hours after it started. and horse owners are coming to terms with the fact that they have lost thousands and thousands of dollars in equipment and
CBS
Sep 10, 2010 4:30am EDT
the military's ban on gays openly serving in the armed forces is unconstitutional. u.s. district judge virginia phillips says she will issue an injunction stopping the don't ask, don't tell policy. government lawyers say judge phillips lacks the authority to issue a nationwide injunction. >>> meanwhile a federal appeals court has temporarily overturned a ban on government funding of embryonic stem cell research. the funding was barred in august. scientists who have already received monday to do research can continue. it's unclear if any new research money will be granted while this decision is appealed. >>> president obama has chosen a new chairman for counsel of economic advisers. aust aust austin austan goolsbee. the president will officially announce goolsbee's appointment and discuss his latest economic proposals during a news conference this morning. and cbs news will carry the president's news conference beginning at 11:00 a.m. eastern time right here on cbs. >>> iran says it's going to free an american hiker it's held for more than a year. sarah shourd was one of three hikers captured in
CBS
Sep 23, 2010 4:00pm EDT
isolated, just around the d.c. area. and very, very minor, near leesburg and northern virginia. nothing in the maryland area. warm temperatures ahead of a tonight. cool us down for the weekend. record high is 95. we're predicting 92. or maybe 93. going to get close to very, very hot temperatures before it cools down a lot this weekend. mary? >> all right, bob. thank you. >>> let's check in on the roads now with sharon gibala at wjz traffic control. >>> so far, nothing too major for the afternoon commute. we have a bunch of accidents. but that's pretty standard stuff. one of them on u.s. 40 at patapsco state park. another at pleasant meadow road. one involves a bicyclist on old harford road. also one on north gay at north front. huntington. north o'donnell at 25. and east belvedere, at east northern parkway. as far as delays go, 95 northbound. four minutes with an average speed of 27 miles an hour. there's a look at your average speeds and drive times on the beltway. pretty typical there. west side inner loop of the beltway, with 31 miles an hour, as your slowest spot on the west side in
CBS
Sep 24, 2010 6:00pm EDT
. he will likely appeal. >>> in virginia and maryland, a young baltimore county woman, murdered at college. now her death is sparking some action. mary joins us now with the fallout on the murder of yeardley love. >> a college campus dedicates an entire day to improving campus safety and preventing violence. it's happening now at the university of virginia, five months after the death of yeardley love. >> reporter: yeardley love grew up in cockeysville and was weeks away from graduating when police say her ex-boyfriend, attacked and killed her inside her off-campus apartment. >> beautiful young woman who had everything going for herself. there's no reason she shouldn't be here. >> today's students, faculty and staff, participated in an event called day of dialogue. featured discussions, a resource fair and a public art project called lines of darkness and light that veiled the collins university historic rotunda with black fog. both love and huguely played well cross at uva. they said today, athletics has been a strong supporter of this movement. >> every coach who was not actua
CBS
Sep 2, 2010 4:00pm EDT
in effect. a tropical storm warning for thation city area, sussex county, worcester and virginia. hurricane watch for those folks. i think there may be a period of 4 to 6 hours where they can have tropical storm force winds. anything in excess of 39 miles per hour. tim has a look at how this may affect our local weather and the bay in our general region. >> reporter: bob, as you mentioned, the storm is going to be passing about 150 miles off this coast. these graphics kind of help explain the impact for us as we watch the storm move on up the shoreline. we'll be seeing wind shifting direction. as the storm is approaching and it starts to thin, of course, counter clockwise as it approaches our region, it will be kicking some water into the bay, up to one to three feet higher than average tide. at least for the time that it is moving on through. but those coastal flood advisories only in effect through tomorrow afternoon. because the storm moves through pretty quickly. as it continues continues to move on by, the winds shift. and as they start to come in from the north, it starts to push all
CBS
Sep 2, 2010 5:00pm EDT
bands with the heavy wind gusts will reach probably into eastern virginia area, and ocean city late tonight, and during the early and afternoon, expect that to be in the ocean city area. temperature-wise, except for ocean city, pretty hot. 91. down to 79. winds coming off the ocean. hot spot this afternoon, cumberland got to 100 degrees last hour. 99 in the valley. 86 in oakland. dew point, moderate range at 65 degrees. there's earl. clearly showing that it has weakened. beginning to drop down. still a strong storm. but the winds were much stronger. to the west, that front we have been telling you about, with the much cooler air behind it. that's going to move in for the weekend. for our region, don't expect to see any rain in the baltimore area at all. all of the rain is going to be right along the coastal regions. maybe as far west as came bridge. maybe a little in southern maryland. bulk of the winds will be offshore. that doesn't mean we won't see tropical storm force winds through long island and the maryland and delaware area. and especially down here in southeast virginia, ea
CBS
Sep 7, 2010 5:00pm EDT
over the border in west virginia. 27 thoroughbred horses were killed. putting the fire out was the real challenge. >> the real challenge was dealing with people that were here. and the dead horses and also recovering the horses and being able to get them back. >> reporter: adapting to the aftermath, owners and trainers who compete with one another are helping each other out. >> it's a terrible disaster. terrible. i've never seen nothing like this before. and i don't want to see it again either. >> reporter: with help from the casino and track. >> it was a very quick turnaround. people worked hard and quickly. and we're grateful for the horsemen in our employ who helped get that done. >> reporter: police have not determined if it was an arson. and a cause may never be known. >> when you have a barn like this, all of the original cause is burned up. it makes it very difficult. >> no word can describe just the devastation from this accident. it's amazing. >> and traumatizing. alex demetrick, wjz eyewitness news. >> it's hard to watch. preliminary damage estimates put the loss for the fire
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Sep 24, 2010 7:00am EDT
. protesters gathered outside the virginia prison where she was given a lethal injection last night convicted of arranging the murders of her husband and his son for a quarter million dollar life insurance policy. >>> popular 1950s singing star eddie fisher has died. ♪ oh, my papa, to me, you are so wonderful ♪ >> fisher a singer but best known for marriages of course first in 1955 to film star debbie reynolds. they were called america's favorite couple then the biggest scandal of the day left her to marry elizabeth taylor who divorced him in 1959 to marry richard burton. fisher died wednesday in california of complications of hip surgery alt age 82. >>> just about 16 minutes past the hour right now. dave price, back from las >> forgive me talking about owatonna, minnesota, watching it northeast looks good. that's your weather picture. >> you owe a ton apologies for mispronouncing. just kistd. thanks dave. two girls slug it out it's on tape. a mother arrested for egging on her daughter during the fight. we'll take you inside this case causing quite a controversy. >> lindsay lohan's drug a
CBS
Sep 1, 2010 7:00am EDT
the east coast. virginia and maryland, you get it friday morning into friday night, and weaken to a category 2 most likely. jersey shore friday night into >>> after seven long years president obama formally ended the u.s. combat operations in iraq last night. during his speech h declared it was time to turn a page and focus on problems back here at home in the u.s. cbs news senior white house correspondent bill plante joins us with more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the president was speaking last night from the oval office to underscore the gravity of the situation. he framed his announcement as a promise kept. >> i am announcing that the american combat mission in iraq has ended. the iraqi people now have lead responsibility for the security of their current. >> reporter: the president acknowledged that he and form elpresident bush had disagreed about the war, but he did not mention that as a senator he had opposed mr. bush's military surge into iraq. >> no one can doubt president bush's support for our troops or his love of country and commitment to our security
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Sep 7, 2010 7:00am EDT
behind the charlestown race track in west virginia. andrea fujii has the story. andrea? >> reporter: 26 horses were saved, but 27 others weren't. early yesterday morning charlestown casino visitors saw flames reaching 50 feet in the area. trapped inside, dozens of thoroughbred race horses. in addition to the value of the horses, damage is estimated at more than $1 million. investigators don't know yet what started that fire. jessica, back to you. >>> a fire in northwest baltimore force as neighboring nursing home to vawfnlgt the two alarm fire broke out about 3:30 this morning in the 3600 block of hills day road. residents from a neighboring nursing home had to be taken it another facility. still no word on what started the fire. >>> a man is in critical condition after being shot outside site a food lion in randallstown. officers were called to the scene. when the officer arrived, the man tried to wrestle his gun from his holster. the officer shot him twice in the chest. stay with wjz 13, maryland's news station. up next, find out the pros and cons of low carb diets and a cons of low c
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Sep 23, 2010 4:30am EDT
that caused the recession. this plan will be formally unveiled today at a hardware store in virginia. terrell, back to you. >> the battle goes on. >> indeed. >> thank you so much. the republican pledge six months after health care reform was passed by congress. today the first real benefits of the new law kick in, including free immunizations for children, free preventive care like mammograms and cholesterol screenings barring insurers from canceling coverage with people get sick and allowing young adults to stay on the family plans until age 26. >>> as we reported this morning, president obama is in new york. he spoke last night at a democratic fund-raiser but he wasn't the only one with something to say. >> tonight, i want to talk a little bit about our efforts here at home -- >> president obama -- >> -- where this country -- >> the hecklers demanded more funding for aids program and action to allow gays to serve openly in the military. >>> in congress, the house committee investigating the summer's salmonella outbreak got an apology from the owner of the iowa egg factory where it started b
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Sep 29, 2010 6:00am EDT
north as the virginia/north carolina border. that's a result of tropical depression number 16. when you look at the spaghetti model, it's another bad news for us. it's bringing it over the area. and it, tropical depression number 16, over the next 36 hours. it could give us 5 inches of rain. >>> not much a going on and we'll take it. there's the drive times and the speeds. everything's at full speed. 53 miles per hour is the slowest spot and i think we can live with that. there's the westside. it's starting to get busier and no delays and other problems there. and 83 at shawan road, looking good and no problems on 95, just south of the beltway. and remember, wjz is always on, for traffic information any time go, to wjz.com. >>> thank you, and here's what people will talk about today. disbelief and out rage after a drunk driver is sentenced. >> reporter: between house arrest and prison, the killer will do a year's time. here are the reasons why that's not good enough for the family. >> reporter: it's been a year since the 16-year-old was killed while riding his bike in elkridge. his fami
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Sep 1, 2010 4:30am EDT
, to the virginia border. but it is still too close to tell just how close earl might come to land. don teague reports. >> reporter: whipping angry winds, seen from a window in st. maarten as hurricane earl sideswiped the virgin islands dumping up to 8 inches of rain. >> i've never scene waves like this. >> reporter: in st. croix heavy surf crashed on shore. the waves tore boats from their docks. in st. kitts, heavy surf ran this coast guard boat aground. high winds damaged roofs and knocked down trees and power lines, blocking roads. the next population in the hurricane's path, the 36,000 residents of the turks and caicos islands. >> we're getting choppy water. on the west side of the island is where the open ocean is and it's extremely rough right now. >> reporter: computer models predict earl will remain a powerful hurricane, tracking to brush the north carolina coast as early as thursday night. already the phone is ringing off the hook at the outer banks motel in hatteras. >> we don't charge you, of course, if you don't come during a hurricane. >> reporter: people here are also starting to
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Sep 5, 2010 6:00pm EDT
on the democrats plan to avoid catastrophe. >> reporter: in fairfax, virginia. >> can we do it? are. >> reporter: first term democrat incumbent jerry connolly is working this labor day weekend to hang on to his congressional seat. >> i'm talking to many of my colleaguesment they get the threat. they understand that there is understandable anxiety in the country given the state of the economy but they're prepared going into battle. >> reporter: but connolly's race is just one of dozens the democrats could lose. in a midterm election that appears to be increasingly tilting towards republicans. the latest gallop poll has no good news for democrats. republicans have a 10 point lead, 51% to 41% on the generic ballot. and democratic voters are in the dumps with twice as many republicans saying they're very enthusiastic about voting this fall. while party leaders are not con seating control of the house they are looking to cut their losses by redirecting campaign funds to the strongest democratic candidates. >> we will look at races that we can win. so we make a determination about whether or not those
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Sep 7, 2010 4:30am EDT
.s. capital in maryland, boise state up 17-0 over virginia tech early, the hokies make a comeback, but a 71 yard touchdown in the third quarter gave boise state the win. they take it 33-30. >>> when we come back, another look at this morning's top stories and unions under fire. e come back, another look at this morning's top stories and unions under fire. ♪ [ female announcer ] we've got stains, down to a science. new wisk with our breakthrough stain spectrum technology tackles a full range of stains on a molecular level for a more powerful clean fight stains with science. you'll never go back to your old mop. [ funny voice ] hey, mop! wanna suck up dirt and grime like swiffer wetjet? then try the absorb-a-straw! now you're gettin' it. [ female announcer ] sorry, mop, but swiffer wetjet has a dirt dissolving solution and super absorbent pads that trap and lock dirty water deep inside the gradient core while mops can just spread it around. swiffer cleans better, or your money back. ♪ she blinded me with science ,,,, activia has delicious news for dessert lovers. often, the best part of a
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Sep 8, 2010 7:00pm EDT
-- doesn't necessarily rise to that level. the court in 2003 struck down part of a virginia law that banned cross burning. the justices said it was illegal only if it's done specifically to intimidate someone. katie? >> couric: all right. jan crawford in washington. jan, thanks very much. now to the war in afghanistan. general petraeus has said the u.s. cannot succeed without winning the hearts and minds of afghan civilians, but tonight will's a disturbing development and a story david martin first reported back in may, u.s. troops accused of killing civilians in cold blood. david tells us 12 soldiers are now facing military charges. >> reporter: if the charges are proven, this was the platoon from hell. five american soldiers accused of murdering afghan civilians just because they could. seven more involved in the coverup, plus mutilating corpses, taking pot shots at afghan civilians, smoking hash, and beating up a private who blew the whistle. they may have done more harm to the american cause in afghanistan than any equivalent number of taliban could hope to cause. >> this is the kind of
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Sep 9, 2010 6:00am EDT
of the blazes. >>> investigators now suspect foul play in a barn fire in west virginia. it broke out behind the charlestown racetrack. it's believed an accelerant may have been used. >>> and while you were sleeping, bge and public works crews tried to restore outages. that was because of a power outage in reisterstown. 1500 customers were without electricity and an unknown number without water service. everything should be back to normal. >> and history's been made at bwi. more passengers have taken flight there and kai has more. >> reporter: from sun up to sundown. jets ferry passengers in and out of the airport. and now, the officials say that 2 million people flew through the airport in july. it's an all time record for passenger traffic in july. for our customers, this is yesterday, another indication of the strength of the airport itself. we offer an excellent customer service. >> how do you grade an airport on the customer efficiency. >> how long you have to wait to get through security and when you also arrive. >> reporter: this represents an increase in the passengers and the fees c
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Sep 13, 2010 6:00am EDT
.c. and west virginia. he faked a medical emergency as he was held on attempted murder charges. stay with wjz-13. coming up, midterm elections. ,,
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Sep 14, 2010 4:30am EDT
. he spent monday afternoon in a backyard gathering in northern virginia. >> they should definitely get an extension of the tax cuts that went to 2001-2003. >> reporter: but he says we can't afford to extend tax cuts for families who earn more than $250,000 a year. >> to do it we'd have to borrow $700 billion over -- over the course of ten years. and we just can't afford it. >> reporter: republican leaders say, we can't afford not to. >> no recovery will take place if we impose new taxes on the people we need to create jobs. >> reporter: over the weekend, house republican leader john boehner suggested he might be willing to compromise, and vote for middle-class tax cuts, even if the wealthiest had to pay more. but in a new statement, he toed the party line. republicans are unified, he wrote on twitter, to boost our economy we need to stop all tax hikes and cut spending now. a recent cbs news poll found 56% of americans are in favor of getting rid of tax breaks for the wealthy. a view that seems to favor the president's plan. but some democrats aren't so sure. >> i don't think raising ta
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Sep 20, 2010 4:00pm EDT
unless west virginia, pa, get down to the upper 30s tonight. there's a good chance in northern papa of scatter -- pennsylvania of scattered frost. most of the country, really, if you fly out to california, you won't even encounter a cloud as you can clearly see. a front came through with a few clouds. not a lot going on in our part of the world. there is another front that will approach us with some clouds wednesday night, ahead of it, however, very warm temperatures. tomorrow no problem, very fine weather, high pressure but that same high moves off. here comes some warmer air. temperatures will be getting back into the mop to upper -- mid to upper 80s. with the front close by, there may be a shower wednesday night. southeast winds five to 10 knots. bay temps in the mid-70s. tonight clear and cool. probably upper 40s to the mid- 50s. a beautiful night back into the mid-70s, a lot of sunshine and one more dry day and a big warmup on wednesday. >> wow. look forward to it. thank you. katie couric has a preview of what's coming up tonight. >>> steve hartman's mission to prove everybody
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Sep 21, 2010 6:00pm EDT
to keep us in warm air. across maryland, pennsylvania and virginia area, through the end of the week. beginning tomorrow. by the weekend, that front will slip through the region. maybe a shower saturday night and second. and temperatures will start -- sunday. and temperatures will start to fall once again. for the night, we'll call it cooler temperatures. much warmer air. in fact, one station in tennessee got to the upper 90s. if you can believe that or not. yeah. >>> now, that front kind of sliding across new england. may bring us a few clouds and a brief chance of a shower. otherwise, still warm air for thursday and friday. until that front begins to clear things out by the weekend. and drop temperatures. a weak tropical storm, just sitting out there. barely moving. north/northwest at 2. going to stay there for days and days. probably have no influence on the united states or any land mass at this point. we expect it really to become a hurricane briefly and die out. it's so far out in the atlantic. now, this area of disturbed weather, south of the antilles, could develop into a tro
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Sep 22, 2010 4:00pm EDT
and fairfax, virginia. could be a couple of warm days headed our way. >> all right, bob. thank you. >>> the other big story wjz is following today. eggs tainted with salmonella. the owner of an iowa egg farm is in the hot seat on capitol hill. lawmakers also heard from people who got sick during the outbreak during this summer. >> reporter: this 77-year-old colorado grandmother went into septic shock and nearly died, after eating a salmonella- tainted appetizer in july. >> fever, vomiting, diarrhea. >> reporter: carol lobato is one of the over 1600 victims of the nation's largest salmonella outbreak. it sparked a recall of a half billion eggs. now, congress wants to know what went wrong? >> americans should be able to have their eggs over easy, without having to worry that the eggs will make them queasy. >> reporter: the owner of one of the farms at the center of the outbreak has a history of safety violations that goes back 20 years. >> reporter: when fda inspectors visited hillendale, they found live rodebts and -- rodents and mice at both farms. they found manure so deep it was
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Sep 24, 2010 5:00pm EDT
. maybe rain across southern virginia by sunday afternoon or night. hopefully get some rain in here sunday night into monday. temperatures sunday. probably no higher than 70 degrees. believe it or not. quick look at the tropics. it will continue to weaken as it stays over the land. that's a good thing for the gulf of mexico. we will see days of heavy, drenching rains and no doubt, mudslides and floods for those folks in central america, nicaragua, honduras, and perhaps central portions of mexico as well. disturbed weather down here. and some of the models still predicting that something can develop by next week. and perhaps in the gulf of mexico. or in the caribbean. keep watching that area. small craft advisory, tomorrow. west winds, 10 to 15. and gusts to 20. they'll be drying things up. could be a nice, breezy afternoon. if you're heading out on the bay, watch out for the rocky water there. 69 tonight. a warm night. tomorrow, 85, early and dropping to the low 80s. 70s by middle afternoon. and not nearly as hot as you see. and by tomorrow night, we'll be dropping back in the 60s to the 5
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Sep 28, 2010 4:00pm EDT
become a tropical storm it could be called nicole before it weakens. one model as it going over virginia and maryland sometime thursday before it gets out of here. at 2:00 winds around 35. it's got to go through cuba. it will never become a big, big storm. it's got a lot of moisture with heavy, heavy rain. the jet stream zipping way down. that's what's going to keep the track along the coast. so heavy rain, particularly on the coast. you could see several inches of rain here on thursday. winds tomorrow becoming northeast. the bay temp about 75. tonight a pleasant night except for patchy fog. nice day except clouds coming in late in the day and rain by tomorrow night later on. tomorrow's high near 76. rainy and wendy. a pretty musical day on thursday, clearing up on friday. >> thursday and friday will be okay. >>> the southwest airlines buyout of ♪ ♪ [ female announcer ] mcdonald's new chicken flatbreads. all out awesome combinations of juicy, grilled chicken topped with roasted garlic aioli and a natural four-cheese blend. mcdonald's chicken flatbreads. the simple joy of new discover
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Sep 29, 2010 5:00pm EDT
and southern pennsylvania but extends down the east coast, particularly across the virginia, carolina area and all the way down to miami where it's heavy there as well. all this rain is moving from south to north along a stalled frontal boundary. that means heavy rain across much of the atlantic today and tomorrow. because of that we were have in effect flash flood watches. and in the bay along the coastal areas a high wind watch. bernadette joins us with more on the details. >>> at the 5:00 update ni choal as been -- nicole -- even though it may not have this official name, it will bring mass amounts of rain. it's a highway. with the setup with the storm track off to the west, it's funneling everything in our direction. the rain is only the beginning. the rain will continue to move our direction and pick up in intensity. during the day tomorrow the winds are also going to pick up. wind gusts for us probably 30 miles an hour. this zone is where we'll see the heaviest of the rain, posly what foot of rain. for us, a little bit less than that but we could still see on the upper side six inche
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Sep 1, 2010 5:00pm EDT
to really feel it. maryland tropical storm warning issued from virginia through the jersey area. that means tropical storm forced winds are expected within the next 48 hours. that is anything from 39 to 74- mile-an-hour winds. to the west. there's the showers showers and thunderstorms. here's earl. pretty much the same as you can see, as it heads off to the the carolinas. still off our coast. with a 3 or perhaps strong 2 category storm. right now, up to 132. a little further to the east. not going to impact anybody as it heads out not north and northeast. and just a minute ago, gaston, a new tropical storm heading out to the west, with winds of 40. yes, the tropics are going crazy. tonight, cooler and quiet nice night again. but warmer than last night. another very, very warm day. with increase in high clouds. particularly tomorrow afternoon. tomorrow's high, about 92 degrees. we'll update the five-day forecast. with gaston and fiona and earl coming up. >> all right, bob. thank you. >>> still ahead at 5:00, wjz continues to monitor the breaking news at the discovery channel headquarters. th
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Sep 3, 2010 4:00pm EDT
they remain in effect for the entire del marva, the delaware beaches, maryland and virginia beaches right on down the line. and they will be lifted here eventually, after it's noted that the impact of earl is starting to farther to the north and northeast. we're still seeing 12-mile-per- hour winds. they're some of the heaviest in the state. 13-mile-per-hour winds around pax river. but now, the heaviest winds are kind of flanked by ocean city. and 21 did 25 in cumberland for two different reasons. down on the shore, direct impact because of earl moving away. but coming in from the west, well, that's the high pressure trying to build in. the same front that is pushing earl up to the northeast. and the high pressure behind it, creating the pressure between those two systems. and the higher winds are out to the west as a result. we will continue to keep you posted. for now, back inside. >> thank you very much, tim and bob. >>> first warning weather coverage continues now with adam may, live in ocean city, where earl is causing minor problems there. adam? >> reporter: well, very minor. and no
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Sep 8, 2010 5:00pm EDT
of emergency responders actually impeded the investigation. according to west virginia's "the journal," the scene of the fire was cleaned up before crews could properly investigate. and investigators now say they're looking into the possibility that an accelerant spread the flames. kai? >> denise, thank you. there are also concerns about how long it took anyone to call 911 after that fire started. >> a warning tonight to anybody who owns a laser pointer. you better be careful where you aim it. airplanes and helicopters are off limits, or you could find yourself behind bars. wjz is live at state police headquarters. derek valcourt has more on why this is such a huge concern. derek? >> reporter: there are several dangerous incidents over the last month. in fact, last month, a chopper pilot was temporarily blinded while trying to help on a rescue mission. now, those pilots are going on the offensive. >> reporter: eye in the sky, chopper pilots count on their eyesight, which is why all of these pilots have a problem with handheld laser pointers. >> what people do is take this laser and po
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Sep 9, 2010 4:00pm EDT
virginia. don't expect to see anything in our region until early sunday morning. noir northwest winds. another advisory again through the afternoon. bay temp, around 79 degrees. clear, comfortably cool again. 54 is an average low. tomorrow, beautiful day. a lot of sunshine. mid-70s only. which is a little more normal for more like the end of september than this week in september. so enjoy. beautiful weather. >> thanks, bob. >>> don't miss the cbs primetime lineup at 10:00. it's an episode of the hit drama, the mentalist, followed by eyewitness news at 11:00. >>> and football season is definitely here. watch the bathroom ravens take on the new york jets in the season opener. catch it here monday, at 6:30. only on wjz 13. >>> katie couric has a preview of what's coming up tonight on the cbs evening news. >>> how dream teams of scientists are working together to help people fight cancer across the country. >>> i'll tell you about one man who was told me had six months to live eight years ago. that story and more tonight on the cbs evening news from los angeles. >>> attacking rabies from
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